It might seem like the only way to avoid congestion-causing allergens is to live under a mold-free rock, but with these five tricks you can finally come out of hiding.
Be prepared, and check the pollen forecast
Knowing when pollen levels are low can help you decide when is the best time for you to head outside. Alternatively, when pollen counts are high, you know it’s better to stay inside.
The cleaner your home, the Fewer allergens that can cause nasal congestion
With all that pollen outside, it’s easy for it to sneak into your home. To prevent pollen from floating inside, keep your windows closed and use an air filter. To catch the rest, wash your curtains and floors often. For carpets, a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter vacuum is best.
A change of clothes and washing your hair helps too
You can minimize congestion-causing allergens from trickling into your home by washing your hair and throwing your clothes in the hamper whenever you come back inside.
A little pet grooming goes a long way
Just as you get pollen on your clothes, pets get it on their coats. Bathing and grooming your pet is a great way to keep those allergens away. As for those furry friends who spend more time outdoors, don't let them in your bedroom.
Keep a log of your symptoms
Keeping an activity log of when your congestion started and what helped reduce it can help your doctor identify your triggers, so you can fight congestion together.